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Zhongli wins EPC bids on 165MW of poverty alleviation projects in China
21 Jul 2017 at 5:11pm
China-based PV module manufacturer Jiangsu Zhongli Group has successfully secured three ‘Poverty Alleviation’ projects in Guizhou, China totalling around 165MW after winning bids for EPC work.

Etrion completes Japanese 9.5MW PV project on time and within budget
21 Jul 2017 at 4:09pm
Independent solar producer Etrion Cooperation has finished a utility-scale PV project in Japan, finishing before deadline and within its budget.

Hanwha Q CELLS developing 80MW rotating floating solar project in Korea
21 Jul 2017 at 2:29pm
‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Hanwha Q CELLS has signed an MOU with Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) to build an 80MW rotating floating solar project on a reservoir in South Korea, which would be the largest of its type in the world.

BlackRock UK renewable fund surpasses £1 billion landmark
21 Jul 2017 at 2:24pm
Leading asset management group BlackRock has taken its Renewable Income UK fund up to £1.1 billion (US$1.43 billion), making it one of the largest single investments in renewable energy.

SECI cancels 950MW of solar tenders as tariff lows keep biting
21 Jul 2017 at 2:24pm
The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has cancelled 950MW worth of solar tenders as the extreme dive in solar tariffs across India continues to impact tenders, but it is expected to retender this capacity.

India mulling safeguard duties on solar imports with China in sights
21 Jul 2017 at 1:47pm
India is now considering imposing safeguard duties on the import of solar cells and modules from China and certain other countries, while it continues contemplating imposing anti-dumping measures.

Strong investor interest in Equis Energy’s renewable energy portfolio
21 Jul 2017 at 12:35pm
Equis clarified that it is restructuring its entire portfolio, with assets in single countries not up for grabs separately.

Dominion Energy and Coronal Energy to develop 15MW PV project at University of Virginia
21 Jul 2017 at 1:59am
Dominion Energy and Coronal Energy will help develop a 15MW PV project at the University of Virginia.

REC Silicon sales up but cash balance declines in Q2
20 Jul 2017 at 12:56pm
Polysilicon producer REC Silicon ASA continues to significantly curtail production but was able to squeeze higher revenues over the previous quarter.

Vivint Solar extends residential rooftop solar offering into Pittsburgh
20 Jul 2017 at 12:53pm
US-based residential rooftop solar provider Vivint Solar has expanded its energy system offering into Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Replacement scheme for MIP proposed by European Commission
20 Jul 2017 at 12:03pm
The European Commission has proposed an alternative floor price setting mechanism to replace the minimum import price’s (MIP) current linkage to Bloomberg prices.

Karnataka issues 200MW solar EPC tender at Pavagada
20 Jul 2017 at 11:59am
The Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Agency (KREDL) has issued a request for selection (RfS) for the EPC of a 200MW(AC) solar plant, along with 10 years of O&M, at the Pavagada Ultra Mega Solar Park.

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OG&E and SunPower Announce 10-Megawatt Solar Plant
21 Jul 2017 at 10:56am
OGE Energy Corp. electric utility subsidiary Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company (OG&E) and SunPower Corp. have signed a contract to build a 10-megawatt (AC) solar photovoltaic power plant in Covington, Oklahoma.

SolarReserve receives Environmental Approval for 390-MW-Power-Station
20 Jul 2017 at 10:52am
SolarReserve has now received the environmental approval for a 390 MW solar thermal power station including 5,100 megawatt-hours of energy storage in Chile.

Hive Energy granted planning permission to develop 40MW subsidy free Hampshire solar park
20 Jul 2017 at 9:52am
Hive Energy have confirmed plans to create a subsidy free 40MW solar park on 72 hectares of land at Woodington Farm near Romsey.

Mobisol secures additional substantial senior loan facility from Finnfund
18 Jul 2017 at 11:18am
Mobisol has strengthened its capital base by an additional substantial senior loan facility from Finnfund (Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation Ltd.), following an already provided senior loan in 2016 to Mobisol’s operations in Tanzania, Rwanda and Kenya.

Rooftop concentrating photovoltaics win big over silicon in outdoor testing
18 Jul 2017 at 10:57am
A concentrating photovoltaic system with embedded microtracking can produce over 50 percent more energy per day than standard silicon solar cells in a head-to-head competition, according to a team of engineers who field tested a prototype unit over two sunny days last fall.

New Platform for E-Mobility
17 Jul 2017 at 4:54pm
Power2Drive, the new exhibition for e-mobility and charging technology will celebrate its debut from June 20–22, 2018 in Munich.

SolarWorld Americas expects immediate infusion of cash to lift up U.S. operations
14 Jul 2017 at 11:36am
SolarWorld Americas Inc. announced that it expects a double-digit-million-dollar infusion of cash to enable the company to stabilize and optimize operations through 2017 and beyond.

328 MW Mount Signal 3 Solar Project
13 Jul 2017 at 12:52pm
Third phase of Mount Signal Solar Farm, among the largest PV projects worldwide, will be developed by 8minutenergy and owned by Capital Dynamics.

Siemens and AES join forces
12 Jul 2017 at 3:40pm
Siemens and AES join forces to create Fluence, a new global energy storage technology company.

New Technology Creates Highly Efficient New Type of Solar Cell
12 Jul 2017 at 10:04am
Scientists have designed and constructed a prototype for a new solar cell that integrates multiple cells stacked into a single device capable of capturing nearly all of the energy in the solar spectrum.

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